Join us for our first Friday night film series in 2017, which continues through June. The theme of the series is “We’re On A Mission From God” and will be hosted by Scott Roby, Director of Congregational Care. Scott Roby, a film buff and our Director of Congregational Care. Bring a friend!
Join us in Rooms 205/206 (the youth rooms) from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for the movie, discussion, and refreshments. We are providing movie fare - pizza, popcorn and drinks. Childcare & Transportation will be provided. Contact Gina Dawson to reserve your spot. See you at the movies!
301-881-1881, ext. 2250
June 30, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm, Room 205/206
We wrap up our conversation about God’s call and our response with Midnight Special (2016, rated PG-13), a sleeper hit from last year that The Hollywood Reporter called a “suspenseful, beautifully acted supernatural thriller.” A modern-day reimagining of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt crossed with Superman’s origin story, the film was written and directed by Jeff Nichols, the director of Academy Award nominated films Take Shelter, Mud and Loving.
The plot: Roy’s (actor Michael Shannon) sunlight-sensitive young son, Alton, has mysterious powers that are coveted by religious extremists. On the run, the two escape in the night, but the chase escalates into a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of government. Roy will risk everything to help Alton find his ultimate purpose… whatever that may be. This is a movie about faith, the bonds of love and trust, and the potential for human spiritual evolution.
Note: We will also conclude the evening with a comparison of all the films of the series and what they can tell us about “being part of a divine mission.”
Previous films in the series
January 6 (The Nativity Story, rated PG)
February 3 (God’s Army, rated PG)
March 3 (Frailty, rated R)
April 7 (The Blues Brothers, rated R)
May 5 (Serenity, rated PG-13)
June 2 (The Mission, rated PG